Where Are We Now? A Snapshot of Some of the World’s Most Egregious Abortion Laws

In the lead-up to International Safe Abortion Day on September 28, IWHC takes a look at some of the most dangerous places in the world to access an abortion.

A Rapid Response to Zika in Brazil

In 2016, Zika caused a public health crisis in Brazil; Thankfully, women’s groups have a long history in Brazil, and they were well poised to take up the charge.

Expanding Access to Safe Abortion in Nigeria, One Woman at a Time

GIWYN is IWHC’s newest grantee partner in Nigeria, working to increase awareness and expand access to safe abortion across the country.

Charlottesville: Defying Hatred in the Face of Violence

We at IWHC strongly condemn and denounce violent, racist, hateful words and actions such as the ones we saw and heard in Charlottesville this weekend. We remain determined to fight against any rollback of women's rights, and human rights, here and abroad. This includes standing up to racism and white supremacy.

Top Five Priorities for New USAID Administrator Mark Green

Mark Green takes office as Administrator of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) at a particularly precarious moment, as the Trump Administration seeks to slash foreign assistance and development programs. Women’s and girls’ health and rights look set to be among the biggest casualties.

The US Cannot Renege on its Commitment to Democracy Worldwide

Reports say Secretary of State Tillerson has ordered the State Department to develop a new mission statement that no longer includes promoting justice and democracy abroad.

How Did Gender Equality Fare at the UN’s High-Level Political Forum 2017?

After intense negotiations, countries adopted a Ministerial Declaration that reaffirmed their commitments to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and asserted that gender equality is essential to do so. However, the declaration stopped short of a robust commitment to women's human rights.

ANALYSIS: US Foreign Aid Cuts, Closer to Reality, Would Devastate Women and Girls

Earlier this year, President Trump used his fiscal year 2018 budget request to outline draconian, ideologically driven cuts with the potential to decimate U.S. programs that promote women’s health and rights. Last night, the funding debate moved to Congress.

Stemming Violence Through Education in South Africa

Providing comprehensive sexuality education to adolescents can help combat the surge of sexual and gender-based violence in South Africa.

Tanzania is Playing a Dangerous Game with Girls’ Lives

Tanzania’s President, John Magufuli, recently said pregnant students should not be allowed to return to school. Tanzania's ban on pregnant adolescent girls in school is harmful for girls, their families, and the country as a whole.